walkUP with Diabetes Self-Management Course

We are very excited to announce the new walkUP with Diabetes Self-management course. This course has been tailored to those who have or are at risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Learn how to do Urban Poling, which is one of the most effective forms of fitness for managing diabetes and weight loss. The course includes sample exercises and stretches to do with your poles, ideas for creating and tracking an Urban Poling routine, suggestions for choosing proper exercise footwear and clothing, and lots more. Dr. Agnes Coutinho, PhD highly recommends Urban Poling and has helped us design this course!

Ideal for: Individuals with diabetes, pre-diabetes or at risk

Course includes:
• 1.5 hours video training
• Downloadable resources and handouts
(Poles and pedometer not included).
Creators: Dr. Agnes Coutinho (PhD) & Barb Gormley – Fitness Instructor & Director of Education for Urban Poling. Introduction by Mandy Shintani, occupational therapist.

Cost: 29.95

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Going downhill

For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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